Vijay Eswaran is the founder and chief executive officer of the QI Group, an Asian based corporation. Eswaran is an alumnus of the London School of Economics and received his degree in socio-economic in 1984. He set out to find work by performing different jobs in various industries. He used to work for a cab firm in London, a wine enterprise in France and a construction company in Belgium. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group
During the shift between industries, Vijay gained an interest to understand the intricacies of using a binary system for marketing. He went back to school to acquire a CIMA and later enrolled at Southern Illinois University for an MBA. After working for Synaptics in its marketing branch, Vijay relocated back to his home country, Asia, to become an entrepreneur.
Eswaran’s first firm was QNET, currently known as the QI Group which majored in the direct sales and e-commerce of metals to the Olympics. Using the internet, QNET managed to beat its predecessors and rank number 45 among international competitors.
Presently the firm deals businesses in education, leisure, lifestyle, real estate, logistics, training, luxury, treasures, and telecommunication and operates in 30 countries around the world, including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
Vijay Eswaran is a self-made millionaire who climbed his way from a humble cradle. He believes in teamwork and corporation and carefully recruits employees who share the same ideologies. With the support of his loyal and daring team, the QI Group has managed to break barriers in direct sales on an international level.
Apart from entrepreneurship, Vijay is a serial motivational speaker and renowned author. He has delivered lectures on intuitive business to students in leading international universities, the Commonwealth Forum and the World Economic Forum. He is the author of ‘In the Sphere of Silence,’ ‘In The Thinking Zone,’ ’18 Stepping Stones’ and ‘On The Wings of Thought.’
Vijay Eswaran supports various philanthropic efforts around the world and owns two humanitarian organizations. In 2011, Forbes Heros of Philanthropy listed Vijay among the top contributors in the world. He stated that receiving awards and recognitions from various platforms has motivated him to continue impacting lives positively.